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Science & Nature

Rocket Building 1–Mentos and Diet Coke Rockets

In this class, students will be guided through the steps for making a rocket fueled by the chemical reaction between Diet Coke and mentos candies.
Jennifer Clark, MEd, NBPT
96 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minute class

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Students will use the scientific method by analyzing the materials in the experiment and determining what they can change (variables.)

Students will assess what single variable they would like to change and predict the change in outcome.

Students will repeat the experiment with their one changed variable and determine the difference in outcome.  Was the change as you predicted?  Why or why not?

Students will observe a chemical reaction and experience the energy created from that reaction.
2 2 liter Diet Coke bottles Mentos, mint and/or fruit flavoured Safety goggles or glasses Tape An outdoor location that can get fizzy coke/candy on it Access to water or a hose to clean site Optional—a different soda or different sized Diet Coke bottle for the second experiment
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents should make sure they are comfortable with students handling a coke bottle that may erupt with some force.  Make sure your child is able and willing to follow safety procedures.

Parents should check the launch site to make sure students will not harm anyone or anything.  A 50 foot radius should be sufficient.  (I will be on my driveway.)


Jennifer Clark, MEd, NBPT
Lives in the United States
Experienced Elementary Educator with a passion for math, reading, writing and science
96 total reviews
68 completed classes

About Me

I taught full time for sixteen years in elementary school.  I got a Masters of Special Education of Academically and Intellectually Gifted students, and have a passion and understanding for assessing and meeting children’s needs in multiple ways. ... 
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